Leon Keer, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

488. Upfest 2016 (62)

For years, I have been marveling at the incredible 3D pavement works created by street artists and shared through digital media. I used to enjoy these, even before I was interested in street art…they are absorbing and technically brilliant.

 

Leon Keer, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Leon Keer, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

Until this year, I had never seen a 3D street piece in the flesh, so it was a genuine thrill to see Leon Keer’s work dominating the Tobacco Factory car park.

Leon Keer, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Leon Keer, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

Leon Keer was born in Utrecht, the Netherlands in 1970, which makes him almost as old as me, which is cool. He is described as a pop-surrealist artist and is known for his canvasses and his 3D street art.

Leon Keer, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Leon Keer, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

Leon Keer has a brilliant website, which I strongly recommend you take a look at. It features not only his 3D art, but also some of his paintings, which I find rather compelling.

Leon Keer, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Leon Keer, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

The amazing thing about the 3D art is that it only works from a specific viewpoint. Observed from anywhere else and it looks quite bizarre, as you can see from some of these pictures. This was another highlight from the festival, and something quite different.

Leon Keer, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Leon Keer, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

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